If you love history (like I do) Old State Capitol historic site is not to be missed. My husband and I spent a delightful morning touring this beautiful building. I tip my hat to the volunteers for their wealth of information and dedication in keeping this open. While the new Capitol is shock and awe. The old Capitol is character... 更多
I actually think this is worth the stop because it is a cool building with lots of beautiful antiques. The House of Rep room is all set up for business so that was neat, and just to know that Lincoln worked there was cool. They also have a flag that was actually carried in the Civil War, which is pretty... 更多
If you are downtown and have the time to see the Old State Capital it gives you a comparative to the new Capital building. If you do go take the guided tour.
Our guide was excellent! He took us on a tour of the entire building, pointing out important artifacts, such as maps and original furniture along with so much informative history and information.
$5.00 is the suggested donation. I enjoy history so I really enjoyed this. It's in the area of the Lincoln library and museum. It was easy to find. We thought it was closed until we opened the door. We found several of the attractions like that.
It is great they keep this old courthouse going since Abe argued cases here. Sure it pale in comparison to today's large courthouse, but they have done a great job keeping it for historical purposes. A self guided tour with no pressure for donations.
This place is impressive! Springfield has really paid attention to detail when it comes to capturing what political life was like in the time of Lincoln. You can tour this place yourself or take the guided tour. It's free, but there is a donation box.